[OS X TeX] Newbie fuzzy pdf issues

Karl Merkley karl at elemtech.com
Wed Sep 28 20:35:35 CEST 2005

On Sep 28, 2005, at 12:11 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Sep 28, 2005, at 12:54 PM, Karl Merkley wrote:
>> I just downloaded and installed TexShop and (I think) teTeX using 
>> Gerben Wierda's i-Installer.  Everything went quite smoothly and the 
>> examples work.  However, when I look at the resulting pdf's the text 
>> looks fuzzy.  It prints well but the preview just looks bad.   I have 
>> EPS images so I am using the latex-ghostscript option.  I saw that 
>> the digest covers some issues with OS X 10.4 but I am using Mac OS X 
>> 10.3.9.  I have seen results like this when the correct fonts were 
>> not being used.  I did install the TrueType fonts but I don't know 
>> that they are being used.
>>   TIA,
>>      Karl
> Howdy,
> What packages did you install? Are you using T1 encoding? What 
> TrueType fonts are you talking about? Where are they installed? More 
> than likely the system is defaulting to bitmapped fonts because it 
> can't find the Postscript or TrueType fonts.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
Correction I installed the FreeType 2 which I (perhaps incorrectly) 
assumed was the font set.  I followed the instructions for installing 
from http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/installing.html and installed 
each item in the specified order.  The following is the set of packages 
that were installed.

     *  FreeType 2
     * libwmf
     * Ghostscript 8
     * ImageMagick
     * FontForge
     * TeX

Here's where the newbie part shows up.  T1 encoding?!?  What's that?  
The only place in TexShop that I see something related to encoding has 
reference to using Unicode fonts.


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